Islamabad, 7 September 2022 (TDI): United Arab Emirates (UAE) provided urgent aid worth 50 million dirhams to support and assist floods-affected families. The aid was announced under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Minister of Defense of UAE.

On Wednesday, additional three planes loaded with tons of food, medical and pharmaceutical supplies, and tents arrived in Karachi under the directions of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Additionally, earlier on Tuesday, the 17th flight of the UAE relief Air Bridge arrived in Islamabad in support of flood victims in Pakistan. The flights are loaded with tonnes of food, medical supplies, and tents to shelter the affected.

Moreover, the Ambassador of UAE in Islamabad, Hamad Obaid Alzaabi, and Hamoud Al Junaibi, Secretary General of UAE Red Crescent, visited floods affected areas.

The purpose of the visit was to identify all needs of flood-affected people and evaluate the damages to provide urgent humanitarian relief to the displaced and affected families.

They visited the flood-affected areas of Jam Shuro, Dadu, Nashira Froz, Nawab Shah, Mirpur Khas, Tendo Leah, Tendo Jam, and Tata in Sindh province.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shahbaz Sharif expressed his gratitude to the UAE government for its continued support to the flood victims.

He also thanked the UAE Red Crescent for launching a donation campaign for the families affected by the rain-induced flash floods in Pakistan since mid-June.

The UAE embassy in Pakistan assured the Prime Minister of Pakistan to stand by the country and its people in the current humanitarian challenges that it faces.

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Floods in Pakistan

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) placed the country under high alert after heavy rain-induced flash floods wreaked havoc in the Country.

More than 1/3rd of the country has been hit by the flashfloods, with causalities reaching more than 1290 since mid-June.

According to reports, at least 1,468,091 houses have been partially or destroyed by the floods leaving almost 3 million people without shelter.